Out of Print
For the first time, the earliest surviving diaries of Joseph F. Smith (b. 1838), are available in print. Smith served as sixth president of the LDS Church from 1901 until his death in 1918, but at fifteen years old, he was one of the youngest LDS missionaries ever called. He arrived in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaiian Islands) in 1854, and for the next three years he labored to...
The text is unchanged from the originals, the eccentricities retained but nevertheless re-typeset for ease in reading and comparing.
This volume offers dates for endowments, marriages, proxy marriages, sealings to parents, adoptions of living adults to married couples, and second anointings.
Contained in this volume are 755 blessings from 1833 through 1845, delivered by the church’s first oracles.
Poems and Drawings by Alex Caldiero The quiet of reverie. The smell of warm bread in a Sicilian kitchen. The dissonance of the mind in conversation with itself. The sensation of air on naked skin. The embrace of salt and sea. Heads under clouds and placed in boxes. The jaggedness of a snake’s memory shed
The author struggles to make sense of a chaotic and confounding world, and she does so in a way that is perceptive, bold, and tender, but never maudlin.
To be allowed into that life through the poet's diaries is to be privy to the dry wit, the informed intelligence, the determination and fear, the poignant love of a legendary teacher, writer, scholar, traveler, a woman of the land and its creatures.
In a college dorm, the three of us empty / his suitcase and boxes, / fill shelves and drawers, / talk away tremors on his upper lip.
Gulls tumble in air. / They circle in gowns. / The only light is the white light / of their wings.
These poems were written to be read aloud.